Barikan Ismaeeli Solecki
Lecturer, Keynote speaker and consultant
Barikan Ismaeeli Solecki is an external lecturer at department of Business and Management at Aalborg University. She helps public organizations, private companies, educational institutions and individuals to overcome challenges regarding the integration of refugees into the work force and the everyday life through motivational speeches and consultancy. Barikan uses social media as a platform inspiring people to overcome personal challenges. Barikan has held keynotes regarding these issues for e.g. UNCHR, Save the Children International, Rotary, Inner Wheel, Rotaract and others.
Barikan was born in Soran and raised in a refugee camp in Iraqi Kurdistan, where her family lived as Kurdish refugees for more than 15 years. In 1998 Denmark has provided protection to 11- year-old Barikan and her family, through the UNHCR quota system.
Barikan Ismaeeli Solecki holds a BSc in Sociology, a BSc in Business Administration, a MSc. in Organization & Strategy and she was chosen as a future leader in the Lead the Talent program in 2015. In 2017 she has attended a course on Adaptive Leadership at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.